Martin Triipan will moderate a debate on a topic “The state – make me rich?” at the Opinion Culture Festival

Martin Triipan, partner at Ellex Raidla, will moderate the debate on a topic “The state – make me rich?”  at the Opinion Culture Festival that will be held on August 14–15 on Vallimägi Hill in Paide. The discussion group, in cooperation with a number of experts in their field is trying to find out what are the areas that should be under focus by the Estonian state – either in investment or regulatory and legislative point of view.
The discussion “The state – make me rich?” is a continuation to a debate “How to grow the state’s income?” that focuses on the expenses of the state. More specifically, what the state should do with the collected or earned money and what in general is its responsibility, what aspects should be avoided and  what kind of areas need the state’s support, if at all?
The debate “The State – make me rich?” will take place on Saturday, August 15, starting at 01.00 p.m on a topic The co-moderator of the debate is Külli Taro, who is program manager at Foundation of the Estonian Cooperation Assembly. Other debaters are Jaan Pillesaar, owner of Helmes AS, Andrei Liimets and chief economist at Swedbank Estonia Tõnu Mertsina.
Estonian Forest and Wood Industries Association as the Estonian one of the most important natural resource and forest-related businesses is the main sponsor of the festivals’ state management area.
Martin Triipan has more than 10 years of experience almost exclusively in Environmental and Planning Law and is therefore one of the very few truly specialised lawyers in these fields in Estonia. His practical experience includes advising clients on complex environmental liability questions, often supporting the other practice areas of the firm in property transactions. He is also recognised as one of the most experienced litigators in the field. Martin is also active in legislative drafting – he has participated in the codification of the Estonian Environmental Law and has written on various environmental law related issues in a number of local and international publications.
Ellex Raidla, a member of Ellex, a circle of leading Baltic law firms, is one of the oldest law firms in Estonia, established in 1993. The firm has been involved in nearly all of the major M&A and financing transactions as well as landmark disputes that have taken place in Estonia. The firm's lawyers are very active in legislative drafting and have participated in the drafting of more than 40 laws in Estonia. Ellex Raidla is one of the few firms in Estonia that is endorsed in Band 1/Tier 1 category by all the major law firm directories and the only firm that is endorsed in Band 1 by Chambers Europe in both areas – disputes and transactions.
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